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Three Great Service Dog Vests for Small Breeds

Small breeds can make excellent service dogs, but when it comes to their service dog vests their needs are going to be slightly different than a large breed dog. Small breeds aren't going to be able to carry or support the weight that a large breed dog can, so you won't need a vest [...]

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Small Breeds Make Great Therapy Dogs

There's nоthіng quіtе lіkе thе warmth оf а cold nose. Cuddling uр wіth а canine friend саn boost уоur spirits whеn you're feeling low. Therapy dogs provide comfort tо people іn hospitals, nursing homes аnd schools, аnd tо thоsе wіth disabilities аnd enduring difficult situations. Whіlе service dogs directly assist people, therapy dogs simply soothe [...]

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How to Politely Interact with a Service Dog Team

Any service dog handler can tell you that their grocery store trips have gotten significantly longer since getting their dog. When you have a service dog, people feel more comfortable talking to you and asking you questions about the dog, your medical history, and your personal life.While many service dog handlers are fine with making [...]

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Service Dogs Working for Veterans Suffering from PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms can be terrifying and utterly disruptive to the lives of the many people who suffer from it. People who have survived car accidents, victims of sexual abuse, and military veterans are all extremely susceptible to this socially crippling problem, which can cause extreme anxiety, nightmares, difficulty breathing, and even total [...]

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Therapy Dogs Supporting Children and Adults

Therapy Dogs United (TDU) is a non-profit organization that supplies assistance to Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York areas. These therapy dogs take part in visiting and research programs that will be organized as a group or personal meetings. All visits are made by certified therapy dog groups registered by TDU.Devoted certified volunteers work [...]

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Tips for Access Problems

Spend some time with the owner of a service dog and you are bound to hear some pretty disturbing stories about their access to a public place being denied. Often times, the story includes humiliation by an ignorant employee or manager that does not understand United States Federal Law and the ADA. This article is [...]

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Wiredog + Your Organization or Training Facility

From the very beginning of our existence as a company, one thing was very clear to us. We want to be continually "in the trenches" with the organizations and trainers that work with service dogs (and other working dogs) as much as possible. Over the years, we have maintained a focus on building relationships with [...]

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Our Friends - K9s for Warriors

When I first had the pleasure of speaking with the lead trainer at K9s for Warriors, I had no idea the relationship between Wiredog and this organization would be as long lasting and as deep and meaningful as it has been. That was around five years ago. When you are manufacturing gear and trying to maintain [...]

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The Many Benefits of Service Dogs

Service dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Actually, there are service dogs for all kinds of illnesses, including blindness, seizure disorders, and more. No matter what they are used for, there are many benefits to having a service dog.When some people have diseases that are not noticeable to the world, having a service dog allows [...]

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Your Dog's Sensitive Stomach

Have you ever noticed that you may have two dogs on the exact same diet, in the same environment, with the same routine and yet when it comes to their stomachs, they react in completely different ways? That is because, much like our children or ourselves, the internal characteristics of the dog may be vastly [...]

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